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Saturday, May 21, 2011

What a month!!!!!!!!

Our month began with devastating news. We received a letter from our Adoption Agency explaining to us that the cost of the adoption had gone up a significant amount. With this news Chris and I were forced to make another very difficult decision and due to the financial strain of everything we have been through, we decided the best choice for us was to let go of yet another adoption journey. Grieving another child we had been waiting for was a very difficult moment for us but in our hearts we knew it was the best decision for us and our family.

Although we decided to let go of the adoption, we never gave up on our dream of becoming parents. We decided to book an appointment with our local fertility clinic and discuss our infertility options. Luckily, we were able to get in within 2 weeks of calling.

This Wednesday we drove to Kelowna, 2 hrs from home, for our consultation meeting. I was very emotional that morning as I felt this appointment was officially closing the door to our little Quinten, but yet opening another opportunity. I was also very scared as if this didn't work out we may not be able to look at any other options. Running out of options is a hard thing to face.

We sat down with the Dr. in Kelowna, and as she was reviewing my blood work she noticed there were some irregularities with my blood work. She asked me if she could do another test on me to determine what may be going on, and of course I said yes. She said she needed to rule out pregnancy before going forward. There we were sitting in the Dr.'s office, looking at each other saying "there is no way we are pregnant", just as the Dr. walks in and say "YES YOU ARE PREGNANT". Chris and I burst into tears, not believing what she is saying. We were in total shock, how was that possible, I can't be pregnant, we have believed for 8 yrs that we can't have our own children and here we are pregnant...!!! What? What? What? is all we kept saying.

The Dr. then did a quick ultra sound to see how far along we were. She began with a pelvic u/s and all of a sudden there was a small foot and hand that came up on the screen, OMG, tears, tears, tears, OMG. She said, we need to do a regular u/s, and there was our baby, heart beat and all. After a quick measurement, she told us that we were not only pregnant but that we were 5 1/2 months pregnant. More than half way there. WTF???? I had no idea, i mean NONE.

We drove home in total shock that day and three days later i'm still in total shock, cannot believe it. I'm loving every minute of feeling the baby move and trying to understand what has happened.

We are overjoyed with this news and still feel like we are living a dream.

Our due date is around the 20th of September.

All I can say now is YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thank you all for your continued support. Our blog will not be a journey to parenthood as we let you all into this new adventure.

Mommy and Daddy Fournier + Baby.

PS. Ultra Sound Picture to Follow.

25 comments:

BCMommy said...

Are you kidding me???????

What a huge surprise! While I am sad that you have had to let go of another dream, a different dreal is happening for you. Maybe this is Quentin, a little boy?

I am so happy for you, Natalie! What an absolutely amazing surprise! I am so excited for you both. What a complete, happy shock it must have been!!!!

Claire

Tammy said...

Ok, I'm in total shock! 5 1/2 months? That's so awesome! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I really don't know what to say, I'm at a loss for words, lol. So thrilled for you!

darci said...

Oh NATALIE!!! Oh I am so so so happy for you..what a month, indeed! Such amazing news! Happy pregnancy mama! Darci

elsie hiebert said...

Oh Natalie, that's just great. I'm giggling as I read this. You now only have to wait 2 1/2 months. How amazing is that. I'm so happy for you!!!

Stephanie said...

Soooooooooooo happy for you!!!! Life sure turns out different then we plan doesn't it?!!! Love you lots and can't wait to meet your little baby!!

Steph :-)

shannon said...

Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Natalie I just re found your blog as I lost my laptop and with it all my bookmarks. I just read your post so fast I am not even sure what date was your news was posted. I am so happy for you and I can not even imagine the shock you must have both ( still ) are in.
I started off the post by being so sad that you had yet another road to try and navigate and then your post takes a crazy yet wonderful turn!!!!!!!!!!!!
As I have never been pregnant I do not know at what point you would have seen if it is a boy or a girl , So exciting as your life will hold even more surprises.
So so happy for you
Shannon

shannon said...

Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Natalie I just re found your blog as I lost my laptop and with it all my bookmarks. I just read your post so fast I am not even sure what date was your news was posted. I am so happy for you and I can not even imagine the shock you must have both ( still ) are in.
I started off the post by being so sad that you had yet another road to try and navigate and then your post takes a crazy yet wonderful turn!!!!!!!!!!!!
As I have never been pregnant I do not know at what point you would have seen if it is a boy or a girl , So exciting as your life will hold even more surprises.
So so happy for you
Shannon

Chad, Laura, Sara and Seth said...

WTF is right???? My mouth was open the whole time reading this - holy frick that is incredible, and truly a miracle.

Beyond thrilled for you,
Laura

turgeonexpansion said...

Oh my goodness, what a curveball!!!! But a GREAT curveball! Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy (what's left anyway, giggle)!

Derrick, Alysia, and Levi said...

Wow again!!! I saw your post first on facebook and then came here looking for more! That is just SO COOL! I'm so very happy for you both!! Congratulations!!! I am awfully curious though as to which agency's fees were suddenly going up so much. Was that on the BC end or on the Florida end?

Allison said...

Congratulations!!! I've been following your blog for a while and feeling for you guys as you have had so many ups and more downs with your journey to parenthood. How amazing this must feel for you! Allison

Jennifer said...

my mouth just hit the floor!!!--that's fantastic news! 5 1/2 months!!--KRAZZZYYY wonderful news--congrats!

Kendra said...

What a fantastic surprise!!! I am so happy for both of you!

Alicia said...

Natalie... I read your message on facebook and I'm still trying to think of something to say... I am still speechless!
I know that you have followed our journey for a long time so you know of all the unexpected twists and turns it's taken. I am SO thrilled for you!

(Maizies due date & birth date was/is Sept. 20. Grant and I only tried to conceive for 5 years, but I think it's pretty awesome/amazing/cool that our surprise babies have the same due date).

Obviously pregnancy agrees with you. I hope that the last 1/2 goes as smoothly as the first 1/2 must have!

Cheers,
Alicia

mommy2natalie said...

Oh Natalie --- what amazing news!!! I have been checking in here daily for new posts and was so worried that you were struggling with your journey.

This is just incredible. So happy for you... and for your now very short road to official mommyhood. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can't wait to hear more!

The Mannings said...

Can't see to type... happy happy tears for you!!! What an amazing miracle!!! So excited for you!! Congratulations!!!

emily said...

Wow! What an amazing surprise. I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!! And yes, the first half of pregnancy must have gone well and I hope this last half of pregnancy goes smoothly too.
I can't imagine the switch you had to do in your head as you were driving home from Kelowna! But this is just so wonderful.

lyndsey&kevin said...

WOWZA that is amazing!! CONGRATS! Wishing you nothing but luck with the next 4 months!

L

Lj said...

Aw Nat - this made me cry - HAPPY TEARS! What awesome news - you both deserve such an incredibly wonderful surprise, and what perfect timing! Sooooooooo happy for you! Words can't convey.
This is awesome, awesome, awesome!
Congrats!!! :D Lynda

Anonymous said...

HI Natalie,
Just stopping by for a second time to re read this great story. My due date was Sept . 20th my birthday in the end was the 22nd of Sept . I have always loved my birthday and a time of year that always feel like a new start cant wait to celebrate this years with you 3 !
Shannon

Anonymous said...

I AM SO THRILLED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is the best surprise ever!!!!! Sept is SOOOO close!!! CONGRATS a thousand times!!!!

Sandi f

Ranavan said...

Ok Natalie and Chris!

This is absolutely amazing!!!

So happy for you guys!!!!!!!

Sharla said...

What an incredible miracle!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

That is just such great news!

Janice said...

I got goosebumps reading your post-what an incredible story.

Congratulations!! What an amazing day it must have been to find out you were over 5 months pregnant. Wow!!

Janice

Lisa said...

Hi Natalie,
I haven't been reading any blogs lately but I thought I would check and see if you have received a referral yet. I am in total shock that is AMAZING NEWS!! I am so happy for you and Chris! :) Congratulations!

Take care, Lisa